May 26, 2011, 12:56 PM
The UCSD Libraries are pleased to collaborate with Professor Roger Reynolds and MFA student Ross Karre for sound and image restoration services for Reynold’s Ping. Some of these digitized materials will be used for a performance of Ping on Friday, May 27th, 2011, 8:00 pm, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall (free!) The performers are Rachel Beetz (flute), Paul Hembree (live electronics), Ross Karre (percussion and video), and Roger Reynolds (piano). The concert will include a screening of “Ping Migration,” a documentary short by Ross Karre.
The Arts Library is also hosting a “Ping Migration” exhibit through June 10th, presenting images and artifacts related to Ping’s creation and UCSD premiere in 1968, while using an audio/visual component to contrast them to the new performance technologies.
The Ping digitization project involves excerpts and creative materials such as compositional sketches and diagrams, as well as interviews with Reynolds and photographs from both the 1968 and 2011 UCSD performances. These digitized images will be part of the Libraries’ collection and made available to the public online.
May 24, 2011, 9:25 AM
Art dealer Philippe Segalot purchased Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #96″ (1981) for $3.89 million at a Christie’s auction last week..
”Cindy Sherman Print Sells For $3.9 Million At Auction, The Highest Ever For A Photograph“
April 19, 2011, 9:12 AM
A new (yet old-school) sci-fi radio drama episode needs help from you!
From SignonSanDiego online
If you’ve listened to the Union-Tribune’s “Science and Defense” podcast, or “Science Talk,” you know that co-hosts Gary Robbins and Scott Paulson are a couple of baby boomers who like old-time radio. (They especially love X Minus One.) During a recent podcast, Robbins and Paulson began spitballing ideas for a script they intend to write for a 10-minute sci-fi radio drama. The story, to be produced at wsRadio.com will be set in the 1930s and involves a man and his son (or daughter) who hear an odd noise emanating from an exhibit while they’re leaving a museum in Balboa Park at the end of the day. Robbins and Paulson urge readers to suggest names for the characters — and for a villain. They also want readers to suggest ideas for the plot!
April 14, 2011, 9:09 AM
Via BoingBoing and NYT Online–
Did animation pioneer Shamus Culhane secretly slip his own abstract paintings into 1940s Woody Woodpecker cartoons? Apparently so, according to cartoon historian Tom Klein writing in the new issue of Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Watch the Video HERE and see for yourself!
March 28, 2011, 10:38 AM
From the LA Times online:
Nobody can say Eduardo Souta de Moura is in Alvaro Siza’s shadow any longer. Souta de Moura has won the 2011 Pritzker Prize.
The 58-year-old Portuguese architect, who worked in Siza’s office for several years as a young architect, is the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field’s most prestigious honor.
Souta de Moura has produced a varied body of public and private work but is probably best known for a stadium in Braga, Portugal, that was completed in 2004.
The Pritzer jury also singled out his House No. 2 in Bom Jesus, Portugal, for praise. Like Siza, who won the Pritzker in 1992, Souto de Moura works in Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city.
March 15, 2011, 10:15 AM
Exhibit runs April 15-June 8, 2011 – With a Panel Discussion and Opening Reception (5 pm) in the Calit2 Auditorium, 6pm Friday, April 15, 2011.
Curated by Karla Villegas Featuring artwork byJosé Antonio, Vega Macotela, Laura Balboa, Laboratorio 060
The gallery@calit2 is pleased to announce “Silent Zone: Ethical Intrusions in Aesthetic Behavior,” which will be on exhibit April 5-June 8, 2011. Curated by Karla Villegas, it features the work of José Antonio Vega Macotela, Laura Balboa, and Laboratorio 060. The exhibition includes “Time Divisa,” a ceramic tile relief installation that replicates the main wall of the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City, and “The wind blows where it wants to” a series of dialogues with inmates of the prison, by José Antonio Vega Macotela. Laura Balboa’s installation “.tv,” refers to the internet country code top-level domain for the islands of Tuvalu, and uses projection and LCD displays to visualize the islands, a country in danger of disappearing due to ecological decay and global warming. Laboratorio 060 presents “Frontera,” an interactive display of sounds and narratives based upon situations along the border between Tijuana and San Diego.
February 11, 2011, 8:35 AM
[Photo of an iPad screen with two hands on the Konkreet Performer app. There are a series of overlapping polygons in different shades of gray which the user is manipulating with his fingers]
Performer is a new iPad music controller that uses abstract shapes instead of knobs an buttons to create music. The performer uses the multi-touch screen of the iPad to interact with shapes which are translated into techno tunes that would make even your dad break out into the “Robot” (that’s a dance Dad).
February 1, 2011, 9:24 AM
The San Diego Union Tribune profiled the Arts Libray’s very own Scott Paulson who has been sharing the sound of the carillon with busy students, staff and faculty as they go about their day.
“It’s all part of a big grand history of the bells,” Paulson said, “the warmth and function of telling time and playing songs, but also calling people together for civic functions and important events.”